Examples of animosity in a Sentence
- Few rivalries can match that of the Cards and Cubs in terms of history, color and animosity. Things are tense in an off year, but in 2003 the teams are at the top of the National League Central division (along with the Houston Astros), separated by a half-game. —John Grisham, New York Times Book Review, 1 May 2005
- As I get older, I have noticed the troubles many of my friends have with their fathers: the animosities and disappointments, held so long in the arrears of late adolescence, suddenly coming up due on both ends. But my father and I, if anything, have gotten closer, even as I understand him less and less. —Tom Bissell, Harper's, December 2004
- What I did not anticipate, however, was the depth of animosity that had been simmering among the teachers beneath the pleasantries that characterized our public, formal encounters. I discovered that my enthusiastic advocacy for whole language was received by traditional teachers as demeaning, insulting attacks. —Elaine Garan, Language Arts, September 1998
We put aside our personal animosities so that we could work together.
his open animosity towards us made our meeting very uncomfortable
Recent Examples of animosity from the Web
Their animosity toward one another was obvious at a news conference, when Hedrick brought up the team pursuit and Davis stormed out of the room.
Our founding fathers did not include animosity in free speech.
Why is there no animosity between Raw stars and their counterparts from SmackDown?
Liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in sees the Games as an opportunity to resume meaningful contact with the North following an extended period of animosity over its nuclear weapons and missiles program.
Zef Kryeqyqe and Gjorg of the Berisha barely know each other and have no personal animosity, but that doesn’t matter.
Yet, despite all of the animosity in California toward him, Trump does get some political benefit from being so loathed west of the Sierra.
As a result, the bitterness that some House Republicans feel for each other right now, according to Harvard Kennedy School professor David King, is probably more intense than the animosity that exists between House Republicans and House Democrats.
There’s no animosity in my body about getting a ticket for another $100.
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Where Does the Word animosity Come From?
The important Latin word animus (very closely related to anima) could mean a great many things having to do with the soul and the emotions, one of them being "anger". As an English word, animus has generally meant "ill will", so it isn't mysterious that animosity means basically the same thing. Animosity can exist between two people, two groups or organizations, or two countries, and can sometimes lie hidden for years before reappearing. The deep animosities that exist between certain ethnic and religious groups sometimes seem as if they will last forever.
Synonym Discussion of animosity
- an unspoken enmity
- hostility between the two nations
- a natural antipathy for self-seekers
- antagonism between the brothers
- animosity that led to revenge
- rancor filled every line of his letters
- objections devoid of personal animus
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